Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now at the three-quarter mark of the minor league season. At this point a system philosophy seemed to have emerged. However, the disconnect between the minors and the Major League front office appears to be stronger than ever; the in-season revolving door remains, as does the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/11/11

A rough end of the week saw only Boise bringing home more than one victory. Austin Kirk had a good follow-up to his no-hit performance, while Carlos Zambrano did well in his rehab assignment. Debuts were less than successful for Nick Struck, Chris Rusin, Matt Loosen, and Frank Del Valle. Iowa saw hot performances by […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/05/11

In what appears to be a system-wide approach, every team relied on a score-at-will offense; solid, fundamental defense; keep ‘em close starting pitching; and a shutdown bullpen as all five teams ended the week with winning records. Jay Jackson, Chris Rusin, Dae-Eun Rhee, Matt Loosen, and Luis Liria all had outstanding pitching efforts, while Marwin […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/27/11

Iowa is on a tear, with Tyler Colvin and Fernando Perez leading the way; winning five straight against some of the Pacific Coast League’s best teams. Tennessee is struggling to find their rhythm offensively, while Logan Watkins has found his in Daytona. Peoria has stumbled out of the box to start the second half of […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/11

Mid-Season wins were hard to come by, as Tennessee and Peoria are on All-Star break. Boise has struggled to get their feet under themselves, while Iowa continues to sputter. Meanwhile, Daytona gears up for their second half. Plus, reports from the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Rookie League … and Angel Guzman is moving […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/16/11

Welcome to the new, expanded addition of the Down on the Farm Report. With new teams getting ready to play, reports will now be posted on Monday and Thursday. Thursday’s report will cover games from Sunday through Wednesday, with a weekly recap of action in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Rookie League. The […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 06/07/11

Game Fifty-Nine: Cubs (23-35) vs. Reds (31-30) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Doug Davis (0-4, 5.95/1.73) vs. Edinson Volquez (3-2, 6.35/1.67) The free falling Cubs will try to end their seven-game losing streak tonight behind […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/11

The stars are shining bright, as eleven members of the Peoria Chiefs and Daytona Cubs have been named All-Stars. As roster shuffling plays havoc with offenses, new stars are on the rise. Ryan Cuneo is enjoying life at Peoria, while Nick Struck made a big splash in his Double-A debut. Nelson Perez had a sizzling […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/11

Put me in coach. I’m ready to play, today! Centerfield took center stage in the organization this week. Iowa promoted Tony Campana to “The Show”. Jae-Hoon Ha made a big splash in his new assignment. Rubi Silva joined one of the hottest teams in baseball. New graduate Matt Szczur returned to the line-up, and looked […]

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From the Wire … Byrd Placed on 15-day DL, Berg Recalled

According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Marlon Byrd on the 15-day DL with multiple facial fractures. Byrd will see a specialist in Chicago and there is no timetable for his return. Byrd will fly back to Chicago with the team following Sunday night’s finale in Boston. Byrd will be evaluated through the week by […]

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